Congratulations to Matt Prior (R. 1995-00), who was named England Cricketer of the Year at a special ceremony at Lord's this week.
He has been in the job for just one day but the new president of the MCC has already provoked howls of indignation by declaring it "absolutely outrageous" that girls play cricket with boys. Robin Marlar is the son of a famous OB: E A G Marlar (OB. 1916-19), member of College Council and Headmaster of Whitgift! If E A G Marlar had sent his son to Brighton College and not to Harrow he might have taken a different view.
As part of the 1st XI’s Twenty20 preparation in the early part of the season, the OBs challenged them to a match on the Home Ground. The OBs batted first and last year’s captain Adam Davies (L. 2005-2010), set the tone for his innings with a sweetly timed drive for four off the first ball of the innings.
On Sunday 17th April the College 1st XI cricket side took on the Sussex Martlets as their season opener. The College got off to a good start with an opening stand of 188 between Eswar Kalidasan and Yass Bahemou. Excellent running between the wickets from Hugh Richards and a quick fire 20 off 13 balls from Jethro Menzies led to a competitive total of 270 for 4 being set.
Brighton College Under 15 Girls have been crowned South East Regional Champions and won a place in the National Finals of the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Competition, to be held at Lord's on 9th May.
Clare Connor MBE (W. 1989-94) captained England's women to their first Ashes series win in 42 years with a triumph over Australia in the second and final test in Worcester on Friday.
I wanted to drop you a line after returning from Tanzania to thank you for your donations towards "Mt Kili Madness", specifically Cancer Research UK. I'm nearing an overwhelming £9,000 so with a fundraising dinner still to come, I should go beyond £10,000 which was beyond my wildest expectations.